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MTN to install 100 nesting boxes on cell towers to protect barn owls

When birds make themselves at home in cell towers, it poses a serious threat to themselves and technicians South African telecommunications operator MTN announced plans to install 100 boxes on cell towers in Johannesburg to house barn owls, which have made themselves at home in...

Ericsson Paper: Intelligent Site Engineering: A new era for the deployment and maintenance of network sites

As communications service providers around the world continue to evolve their 4G networks and deploy 5G, increased network complexities and financial and competitive pressures require more efficient ways to deploy and manage them. At the core of network deployment is site engineering, which encompasses...

Tower Climber recall: 3M/Capital Safety deem energy absorbers unsafe

3M, formerly Capital Safety, has released yet another safety recall for tower climbers. The recall forced the National Association of Tower Erectors to send emails to its members encouraging them to consult the official recall notice. The subject of the recall, Zorbit Energy Absorber, is...

Tower climber recall: 3M/Capital Safety replace Lad-Saf sleeve

3M today posted an official recall notice of its original tower climber Lad-Saf sleeve. After 30 years of use, the popular fall protection equipment has been replaced by a redesigned "next-generation" Lad-Saf sleeve. According to the recall, 3M and its fall protection subsidiary Capital Safety...

Veteran Affairs’ GI Bill funds wireless workforce apprenticeships – Inside Telecom Careers Eps 14

Rosye Cloud, senior adviser of veteran employment for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, describes how veterans and employers can leverage the Veteran Affairs' GI Bill for the Telecommunications Industry Registered Apprenticeship Program. Veteran Affairs' GI Bill funds wireless workforce apprenticeships The Veteran Affairs' GI Bill, when applied...

The life of a tower climber: Cell Tower News

Cell Tower News is brought to you by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). This week on Cell Tower News, host Joey Jackson focuses on the climbers. He talks with multiple veterans of the industry to see what it's like to be a tower climber. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2ynxqPgm1g Guests...

NWSA tower climber assessment and certification – Inside Telecom Careers Episode 7

Communications Workers of America continue working without new Verizon agreement; National Wireless Safety Association announces board of governors and roadmap for tower climber assessment and certification programs This episode of Inside Telecom Careers is sponsored by Nexius: Accelerating Network and Business Transformation This week on "Inside Telecom...

Tower climber training evolution – Inside Telecom Careers Episode 4

Tower climber fatalities, lack of standards, LTE technology and need for formalized apprenticeships are driving material changes in tower climber training and certification programs Listen to podcast Tower climber training programs were the focus of this week's episode of "Inside Telecom Careers".  JP Jones, Vice President...

Tower blogger calls out tower climbers

Wade Sarver, a prominent blogger who writes about the wireless industry, had some strong words for tower climbers who have not filled out the OSHA RFI safety survey. Sarver posted the article entitled “Do you want to improve tower climber safety? Apparently not!” in many...

Cell Tower News: Climbers share tower stories

A look inside the life of a tower climber RCR Wireless News reporter Joey Jackson attended South Wireless Summit last week and had the opportunity to talk to some tower climbers. They provided insight into the life of a tower climber, which we featured in...

NATE 2015: National Wireless Safety Alliance announced

In conjunction with NATE Unite 2015, the leadership of the Wireless Industry Safety Task Force announced the formation of the National Wireless Safety Alliance. The purpose of the assessment certification program is to provide thorough, independent assessments of knowledge and skills to enhance tower safety,...

How to become a tower climber: experience, training, equipment

The adrenaline of heights is something you relish. Hard, physical activity in a job is something you enjoy. You’ve seen the gravity-defying photos of a tower climber perched atop a 100-foot tower and asked yourself, “How do I become a tower climber?” It’s a question that...

Cell Tower News: Warrant for tower data; worker injured, but OK

Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, created by Jarad Matula and brought to you by Towercrews.net. Tower climber injured, but OK This past week a tower climber was injured while working on a tower in Georgia. The climber was 125 feet up on...

Cell Tower News: 2014 PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show recap

Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, created by Jarad Matula and brought to you by Towercrews.net. Just as we expected, this week's PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show saw the tower companies more vocal than they have been in a while. This week's cell tower...

Towercrews.net Featured Jobs for the Week of 5/14

RCR Wireless News’ featured jobs section is powered by Towercrews.net   Tower Technician Assist with maintenance/installation of wireless cell sites, antennas, mounts, weatherproofing, etc. Totowa, NJ   Tower Foreman Ensure workers are working to meet planned work schedule, plan work scheduled with project manager. Golden, CO   Tower Climber/Foreman Effectively utilize available resources, technology and tools...

Cell Tower News: OSHA Cites Pinpoint; 150ft Climber Rescue

Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, created by Jarad Matula and brought to you by Towercrews.net. A flurry of cell tower related news has swept across the internet since last we reported. The top story this week involves what could have been...

Towercrews.net Featured Jobs of the Week of 4/9

RCR Wireless News’ featured jobs section is powered by Towercrews.net   Tower Climber Seeking applicants with one year of experience in tower climbing and RF installation. Wyckoff, NJ   Communications Tower Tech/Foreman Must be dependable and motivated with superb repair, maintenance and installation skills. Thonotosassa, FL   Tower Technician Perform tower construction activities including assembling/erecting towers,...

Cell Tower News: Airport climber falls; struggle for towers continues

Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, brought to you by Towercrews.net. Our top story this week comes from Corpus Christi, Texas, where an airport worker was injured while climbing a communications tower for repairs. The tower collapsed, causing the man to fall...

Cell Tower News: Climber deaths bring scrutiny to carriers

Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, brought to you by Towercrews.net. It is an understatement to say that this year has been tragic so far when so many tower climbers have died within the first quarter. In response, OSHA handed out stern...

Cell Tower News: Help a fallen climber; town loses $1.5M over tower

Welcome to this week’s edition of cell tower industry news, brought to you by Towercrews.net. Help a fallen climber We lead this week's cell tower news with a plea to help a climber in need. Tommy Jeglum fell 50 feet from a tower last June and managed...

Learning the ropes of tower safety

The steady clank--clank of metal Y-lanyards clips being fastened to a telecom tower punctuate each few steps as Brian Bourquin climbs. He reaches a point two-thirds of the way up, anchors himself with his positioning strap, and tests the sturdiness of his positioning rope before trusting it...

Towercrews.net Featured Jobs for the Week of 2/5

RCR Wireless News’ featured jobs section is powered by Towercrews.net   Tower Climbers - All Levels LCCDS is growing it's Tower Services Group and are looking for all levels of experienced Tower Climber. Marlton, NJ   Tower Crews - Multiple Openings Performs installation, maintenance and repair of telecommunications systems. Multiple Locations   Tower Tech...

Towercrews.net Featured Jobs for the Week of 1/29

RCR Wireless News’ featured jobs section is powered by Towercrews.net   OSP Engineer Responsible for completing a total VRAD design package utilizing CAD software. Knowledge of design & construction. MS, LA, TX, AL, GA & TN   Foreman Oversee daily operations, maintain daily paperwork, implement and follow job instructions provided by...

Towercrews Featured Jobs for the Week of 1/22

RCR Wireless News’ featured jobs section is powered by Towercrews.net   Tower/Line Antenna Crews Perform tower construction activities including assembling/erecting towers, installing antennas. Richmond, VA   Tower Tech Climb all types of cell towers, be adaptable to learning new technologies, must be familiar with running coax. Upstate NY   Tower Technician Install, upgrade and maintain wireless...

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